Future funding for Sussex Police top of the agenda


WHAT: Monthly Performance & Accountability Meeting (PAM)

WHEN: Friday 17 December @ 13:00

WHERE: Watch it live or in the archive at our webcast portal

SOCIAL MEDIA: Join the conversation on Twitter using #SusPolScrutiny

The future of funding for Sussex Police is one of the top issues on the agenda at Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC) Katy Bourne’s Performance & Accountability Meeting (PAM) this Friday, 17 December.

Commissioner Bourne said: “As Police and Crime Commissioner, I am responsible for securing the budget for Sussex Police which consists of an annual Government grant and the police precept element of council tax (which currently makes up 41% of the total).

“All public services are facing ongoing challenges because of many factors, including the covid pandemic as well as rising costs and the police are no exception to this. The provisional police grant settlement is expected to be announced this Thursday (16 December) after which we will have a clearer idea of what the financial picture for Sussex Police will look like in 2022/23. There will undoubtedly be difficult decisions to be made in the coming year but I am committed to sustaining current levels of neighbourhood policing, taking more offenders off the streets and protecting our diverse communities.

“Recognising that this time of year has historically seen increases in incidents of domestic abuse, I will also be asking Chief Constable Shiner and Deputy Chief Constable Chapman about Operation Hope. This is the force’s enhanced policing response to the issue and I will be seeking reassurance about how its effectiveness is measured and evaluated.”

The full agenda for Friday’s meeting is:

Reassurance to Sussex Communities – terrorism threat level

Provisional police grant settlement 2022/23

Operation Hope – domestic abuse

Reassurance to Sussex Communities – death of Arthur Labinjo-Hughes

Operation Dragonfly – Christmas drink-and-drug-drive campaign 2021